Richie Porte loses more time at Paris-Nice as Sonny Colbrelli takes stage two sprint

Appalling weather conditions split the peloton into pieces, as the riders endure another tough day

Sonny Colbrelli wins Paris-Nice 2017 stage two.

(Image credit: ASO/A.Broadway)

Wind, rain and snow played their part on stage two of 2017 Paris-Nice on Monday, as the peloton was once again splintered with some big names caught out on the wrong side of splits – including Richie Porte (BMC).

Italian Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida) took the stage victory in the reduced bunch sprint after the chaotic day, finishing just ahead of German John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo).

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